Rangehood and Oven Vent Kits
Without adequate ventilation, your rangehood can become clogged with grease, fats and oils. Aside from the bad odour, the buildup can attract pests such as rodents and cockroaches to your house. In Australia, you are required by law to have an external vent. Regardless of the type of kitchen or roof you have, there are kits available to help you keep your kitchen cleaner and safer.Rangehood Fans
Rangehood inline fans come in 3 main types. Axial inline fans have one propeller and are a good choice for a simple vent system. Mixed-flow inline fans are used for more complicated set-ups, and centrifugal fans offer the most power for a system with long runs of bended ducting and other airflow restrictions. You’ll need to know your technical specifications to decide which one is right for you.Rangehoods and Oven Parts
Rangehood and oven kits are ideal if you are a good DIYer, or if you are replacing a simple part. For example, instead of calling a technician to replace your rangehood and oven lamp bulb, it’s a simple matter to find one with the right specifications and change it yourself. You will need to know what kind of rangehood and oven you have, so either take the broken part in wherever possible, otherwise you should make do with photos and measurements.Additional Parts and Accessories
If you don’t need to purchase a whole new rangehood, it is quite possible to find the parts separately. Kits normally include ducting, clamps and a cowl kit. Other parts that commonly need replacing are the light bulb, the rangehood and oven filter and the external unit.Venting Kits for Metal Roofs
Before installing or changing rangehood vents, you will need to find where the rangehood will exit the kitchen. You can choose between a wall or the roof. If you vent through the roof, you need to know whether your roofing is steel or tile. The main difference is the “roof flashing”, which creates a waterproof seal at the place where the duct exits the roof. For a steel roof, the flashing is a rubber seal that prevents moisture from entering your house.